Charleston Battery, 13-8-9, 48 points, 6th place Eastern Conference. Head to head, Louisville City is 3-1-1 against Charleston, and that one draw is BS. For more on Charleston and the keys to the game, see Taylor Hamblin’s article from yesterday. Suffice it to say this is a game Louisville City should win, but it’s playoff soccer which means things will be uglier than usual. Then again, New York and Rochester scored three goals apiece last night, so anything could happen. #ANALYSIS
Rather than sit in a dark house with no internet and perhaps lots of land sharks for a weekend courtesy of Hurrican Matthew, some Battery supporters have taken the trip from South Carolina to Louisville for the game. That’s great! We can and should probably be nice to them so they don’t feel quite so bad when we knock them out of the playoffs for the second season in a row.
Truth be told, though, Charleston was a pretty good away team during the season. They only lost three road games, won six, and drew six. Also, they generally keep games pretty close. Including their playoff match in Cincinnati last weekend, the Battery have only scored or conceded more than two goals five times all season, and their margin of victory or defeat was never more than two scores. And they almost always score – it’s been 13 games since the Battery have failed to hit the board. Let’s hope City brought their shooting boots to this one.
A Round 2 matchup in the USL Playoffs!
Saturday, October 7, 2016, 7:30 pm EDT
Louisville Slugger Field, 401 E. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
The Coopers brass still meet at the Troll Pub at Second and Washington starting around 5:30, but you’re free to join the march from the Preston parking lot, Against the Grain, or wherever. Please do!
AT THE GAME! I’m pretty sure tickets are still available. Go, you’ll love it. But if you can’t make it because your friend is a bad friend and scheduled his/her wedding during soccer season, you can not-so-casually watch it on your phone here: